GEORGE WASHINGTON (1817-1905), former slave, son of an African American slave and a woman of English descent, came to the Oregon Territory with his former owner in 1850, to establish a farm. In 1875, George and his wife, Mary Jane Washington, founded the town of Centerville (now Centralia), in Lewis County in Southwest Washington. (Oregon Historical Society) photo: circa 1900.
Posted March 30, 2015 With the case of the Centralia, Washington cat who was killed by police using a hammer going viral, it's important to understand just what type of police officer could perform such a heinous act. Not only was a cat named Freddy killed by this officer, but Freddy's body was removed from his neighborhood, placed in a bag and discarded in a dumpster like garbage.